After the first, and very fiery, presidential debate on Tuesday night between President Trump and Democratic nominee Joe Biden, media anchors and pundits were calling for all future debates between the two to be cancelled.
Two additional debates between Trump and Biden are scheduled for October 15 and October 22. A debate between vice presidential candidates Sen. Kamala Harris and Vice President Mike Pence is scheduled for October 7.
But the media wants to end them all. Liberal news hosts and commentators were aghast after the debate Tuesday night, declaring Biden should not participate in any further debates with President Trump.
CNN’s Wolf Blitzer claimed, “I wouldn’t be surprised if this was the LAST presidential debate.” The same statement echoed across the airwaves everywhere:
- “We can’t do two more of these!”
- “I don’t think the country’s going to be yearning for another one of these.”
- “What’s the upside of doing two more of these?”
- “Are we really going to repeat this?”
- “There are very real questions about what is to be gained from being there.”
An op-ed in the Seattle Times went even further, saying ALL future presidential debates should be ended. The op-ed reads:
Tuesday’s presidential debate, coupled with the Democratic debates in the spring, have signaled loudly that their time has passed. No longer are these presentations of thoughtful, respectful, well-articulated philosophies and plans, rather they have devolved into arguments filled with inaccuracies and accusations.
With the wide range of information access points via the internet, we do not need to learn about candidates and their positions in this format anymore. A good debater does not necessarily make a good elected official or leader. Let’s stop this charade now!
Meanwhile, the future debates between Trump and Biden are still scheduled, but the organizers with the Commission on Presidential Debates say they are considering new rules and changes to the format. According to multiple reports, one option under consideration is cutting of the microphone for any candidate to “breaks the rules.”
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